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Not Coming Back: Alexa Havins

Friday, August 7, 2009 11:33 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 12:33 PM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: Yolanda Perez/ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Yeah, Babe Chandler may have died after last years devastating tornado hit Pine Valley, but that was Amanda Baker's Babe. Alexa Havins' Babe went to California after the actress opted not to renew her contract in 2007 shortly after real-life husband Justin Bruening (ex-Jamie Martin) left the soap with hopes of making it big in Hollywood. He starred in the NBC series "Knight Rider," which lasted for one season during the 2007-2008 TV season. The series was canceled due to low ratings. With "All My Children" heading to the West Coast in January, it has been speculated that Havins and a number of former "AMC" stars, who are now L.A. based, are being courted to come back to the drama series when filming begins in Los Angeles. Soap Opera Network has learned, however, that Havins will...

‘AMC’ Cast Given One Week to Ship Out

Friday, August 7, 2009 9:28 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 10:39 AM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- ABC Daytime has given the cast and crew of the network's daytime drama series "All My Children" one week to decide whether they will uproot their lives and families to Los Angeles, CA when the show moves production in January, says Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) in an exclusive interview with New York Daily News reporter Carolyn Hinsey. "I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm not the kind of dad who wants to be 3,000 miles away from my kids. And it's not exactly the best time to sell real estate," he says. Kaye is married to "One Life to Live's" Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke). They have two daughters, McKenna and Marlowe. "I think the move shows that ABC has a lot of belief in 'AMC' and wants to keep it going," Kaye says. "All My Children" airs...
Friday, August 7, 2009 10:35 AM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Susan Lucci's future with "All My Children" is up in the air. On today's "Regis & Kelly," Susan Lucci shocked former "All My Children" co-star Kelly Ripa by announcing that she's not sure if she'll make the decision to move to Los Angeles with the production of the soap she helped make. Lucci, who has been with "AMC" since it's first air-date in January 1970, told Ripa, "I don't know what I'm going to do" in reference to leaving New York to remain with the show. Still in a state of shock from the news that dropped this past Tuesday, Lucci emphasized that while she appreciates being given a choice unlike some other co-workers and crew that uprooting 3,000 miles is a big decision to make for her and for the entire cast. It's also a decision they have just one week to make...

Susan Lucci Does ‘Regis & Kelly’

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:05 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:08 AM ET | By Errol Lewis Photo: ABC (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Susan Lucci, who portrays the iconic character, Erica Kane, on ABC's "All My Children" will be appearing today on "Live with Regis & Kelly." The actress is expected to discuss "AMC's" move to Los Angeles, CA in January and might give light on whether she'll still be part of the soap on moving day. All My ChildrenSusan LucciAMCSOAPnetABCABC.comSOAPnet.comLive with Regis & Kelly

AMC PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela Rosa(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Plans, plans, plans. THIS WEEK ON: ALL MY CHILDREN David offers JR a "fair" exchange on Monday, August 10. Scott gives JR some sound advice. David makes JR's choice for him when he explains to a hurt Marissa just why JR has been keeping his distance on Wednesday, August 12. David plants one on Liza on Tuesday, August 11. A spurned David's observation gets under Liza's skin. Opal, Jake, Amanda, Tad and Taylor target David as the culprit when Trevor goes missing after they leave him alone in as alley as part of their master plan on Thursday, August 13. Tad and Jake learn that David's been making numerous calls to a number in Massachusetts after sneaking into his home. North's murder investigation is re-opened after Angie questions the autopsy report. Angie confronts Jesse after putting the pieces...

GH PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Angela RosaPhoto: John Paschal/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Speak now or forever hold your peace. THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL Maxie "accidentally" accepts Spinelli's proposal on Monday, August 10. Maxie's slip of defiance takes on a life of it's own when Kate gets wind of the development. Sick of all the fighting, Sonny and Claudia decide it's time to make a change. On Tuesday, August 11, Kate's observation makes Olivia bristle. Robin is on a mission on Thursday, August 13. Rebecca is in love. A jealous Ethan tells Lucky the real story on Wednesday, August 12. Lucky and Elizabeth struggle to make the right decision. Rebecca decides to tell Nikolas the truth after being real with Elizabeth on Friday, August 14, but is she too late to be the bearer of the bad news? You betcha. The Inside Story: Panic Room(s) Michael and Kristina realize just how dire their...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of August 10 Edition

Friday, August 7, 2009 6:59 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 8:00 AM ET | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Llanview reality THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Rex and Gigi have it out over her kiss with Schuyler. On Friday, August 14, Kim, Stacy's stripper friend from Vegas arrives in Llanview, to tell what she needs to do to hold onto Rex. Rachel has mixed feelings with regards to Greg. Dr. Vivian Wright, Greg's co-worker and occasional date, picks up on the pair's chemistry on Thursday, August 13. Jessica tells Marty that she thinks she sees dead people, and later makes a discovery in the bushes. Jared and Natalie receive an unmarked DVD containing video of Nash's fall through the skylight that resulted in his death. Markko is strapped for cash. John thinks Mayor Lowell is up to no good. The Llanview Hospital board meets to discuss the possibility of Marty being reinstated. While Viki is...
Friday, August 7, 2009 6:52 AM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: Howard Wise/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "The Young and the Restless" star Kevin Schmidt (Noah Newman) has booked the lead role in the Cartoon Network pilot "Unnatural History." "History" tells the story of Henry Griffin (Schmidt), a teenager who has acquired exceptional skills during his travels around the world with his anthropologist parents. He faces his greatest challenge when he returns to the United States to attend High School. Rounding out the cast will be Jordan Gavaris ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") and Italia Ricci ("Greek"). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gavaris will play Jasper, Henry's cousin, and Ricci will play Maggie, a classmate of Henry's. Production will begin later this month in Toronto. The script was penned by Mike Werb ("The Mask"). Warner Horizon TV will produce the project. At this time it is unclear if Schmidt will depart "Y&R" if the show...

Lara Spencer Co-Hosts ‘Emmy’ Pre-Show

Friday, August 7, 2009 5:27 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 6:34 AM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: Craig Barritt/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The Insider's Lara Spencer and Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier will host The CW's presentation of "Live from the Red Carpet" Daytime Emmy Award's Pre-Show. The show will air live on Sunday, August 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM ET from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA.The CWEntertainment TonightLara SpencerKevin FrazierThe InsiderThe Daytime Emmy Awards

GL: The Final Cast Shot

Friday, August 7, 2009 5:14 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2009 6:19 AM ET | By Errol LewisPhoto: John Paschal/JPI (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- While "Guiding Light's" last episode doesn't air until Friday, September 18, 2009, Soap Opera Network has your last look at the cast as a group before the final curtain call. "Guiding Light" airs Weekdays on CBS. Anytime on CBS.com. Check local listings.CBSCBS.comGuiding LightGLHulu.com